Australia’s National Broadband Network has recorded net profits of $608 million for the full year 2019 – up from a loss of $103 million last year and after excluding subscriber payments of around $2 billion to Telstra and Optus.

Cloud services vendor Extreme Networks has promoted 20-year company veteran Julian Critchlow to the role of general manager for Australia and New Zealand.

ICT services company NEC Australia has secured a $15 million deal to supply iPasolink Microwave radio equipment and professional services for one of the largest T1 mobile operators in Australia.

Analytics firm SAS achieved 105% growth in Artificial Intelligence (AI) revenues in 2018 – four times faster than the overall AI software market – to rank second globally, according to one analyst firm.

Mobile commerce company Bango and audio streaming subscription services vendor Spotify are partnering in a deal to deliver streaming services to a worldwide market.

Cloud security and data protection solutions vendor Barracuda Networks is using advanced bot detection technology from InfiSecure Technologies to expands its bot protection capabilities and enable stronger protection against authomated threats.

Identity specialist Ping Identity has appointed Ashley Diffey as country manager for Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

Swinburne University is leading a $2 million supply chain project to develop new technology aimed at enhancing the productivity and competitiveness of Australia’s $13.7 billion dairy industry.

The head of Australia’s competition regulatory authority, Rod Sims, says disruption and dislocation in media markets - and a regulatory imbalance between traditional media and digital platforms - should concern all Australians.

Optus has switched on its third mobile black spot site in Central NSW this financial year with a new tower located in Summer Hill Creek bringing improved access to mobile coverage in the region for residents and businesses.

If you want more byte for your buck, then ALDImobile is hoping to tempt you into switching across to its Telstra-powered network.

What the 4K? Kogan has launched what it says is "the most affordable QLED TV" on the market, with a "quality viewing experience now made affordable" at 55-inches with HDR.

Beating out the Huawei P30 Pro to now sit atop the DxOMark chart, the full DxOMark review has been published, and as you can expect, there's plenty of dispute in the article's comments, but Samsung can now claim the best smartphone cameras available.

Parallels Desktop 15 for Mac now takes advantage of Apple's Metal API for graphics with dramatic improvements to DirectX 11, bringing what Parallels describes as "exceptional speed, graphics and value" to users, supporting Catalina, Sidecar, full Pencil integration and more.

Internet of Things and communications services vendor Thinxtra has appointed 20-year telecommunications veteran and former Optus head of IoT, Anthony Stewart, as general manager sales for Australia and New Zealand.

Alibaba Cloud, the data intelligence backbone of Chinese tech behemoth Alibaba Group, has strengthened its global China Gateway Program with the addition of nine partners from public and private sectors, including AustCham Shanghai - the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai.

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Neobank Xinja appoints new CTO

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Australian neobank Xinja has appointed former New York-based neobank Moven executive John Pountain as CTO.

New Zealand’s largest telco Spark has launched a new digital transformation consultancy - Leaven – which it says has been established to assist organisations as they shift to new and more digital ways of working.

Healthcare group Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) has utilised a Qlik-powered app which enables its healthcare professionals to reduce opioid use and to improve the effectiveness in treatment of lower back pain.

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